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The Daily Dispatch: October 22, 1864., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: November 19, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Agnes and Sally Maule, children of Lewis Maule, deceased, and Rosa, Catharine, Betty and Leonora Clarke, children of Thomas G. Clarke, were made suddenly ill from eating cakes which had been prepared for their snacks. The Misses Maule, being boardere facts of the case became known, a negro woman, named Amanda, slave to Samuel Overton, but who is hired as the cook in Mr. Clarke's family, was arrested; as was also George, slave to Benjamin A. Hatcher, who is charged with being accessory to the foul transaction. Amanda had promised to make some cakes for Mr. Clarke's children to take with them to school, and on Thursday morning she baked them, putting into them an amount of prussic acid which would have certainly ended the lives of the childssistance had not been obtained so soon afterwards. What could have prompted this deed on the part of Amanda, (of whom Mr. Clarke's children seemed very fond.) is a mystery to every one; but that it was intentionally done, there cannot be a doubt.--
Hustings Court. --Yesterday the Hustings Court of Magistrates disposed of the following business: Amanda, slave of Samuel Overton, charged with poisoning the children of Thomas G. Clarke and Lewis T. Maule, deceased, was discharged. Bathurst M. Davis, who was charged with stealing a watch from Daniel E. Gardner, was honorably discharged, there being no evidence to warrant any further prosecution of the charge. The high character of young Davis, and the position of his relatives in the community, had invested the case with considerable interest, and his friends are gratified at this speedy and complete refutation of the serious charge made against him. Catherine Collins, charged with receiving sundry articles of Government wearing apparel, knowing them to have been stolen, was found not guilty and discharged. In a second case against the same, a rule was awarded against certain absent witnesses, made returnable to-day. In the case of H. S. Arnold, indicted fo